jen-chanel asked: Thank you for your writing. I really enjoy your blog. What made you want to start your blog?
Unka Glen answered: Originally all this was a book. Two literary agents later, and some nibbles from publishers, but no real bites, and we were still at square one with that. But to be honest, the problem was me.
Agents and publishers kept pushing different book ideas, but none of it sounded like something I’d be interested in writing. And what’s more, I got the sense that none of those people really knew what people wanted to read.
A lot of published authors don’t make any real money from their writing (they often make more from speaker’s fees), and since I was only writing to benefit our ministry, it all seemed like a big investment of time for no certain payoff.
So in the end my wife convinced me to just put it all on here for free. That way people could read it and (hopefully) get blessed by it with no middle-man. Then if we provided a link (like the one you see at the bottom of this post) for people to support the ministry, ALL the financial resources would go to the ministry, without agents, publishers, distributors, promoters, and retailers taking their cut.
The reason why I chose Tumblr for this blog is the ability to get feedback from your likes and reblogs. This meant that YOU could tell me what Christians want to read about, but can’t get anywhere else. Of all the many, many issues and topics you’ve asked me about, none of those previous suggestions from Christian publishers has ever come up.
Anyway, what I’m saying is, by giving positive feedback like you’ve given me, you’ve made it possible for people like me to minister to you much more effectively, and with greater understanding. And for my part, I am so much happier to be writing this way. So thank you.